Three teams have asked the
Ackley struggled at the beginning of the season, but showed some promise after a demotion to the minors. Seattle began using Ackley in the outfield last season, though he also has experience as a second baseman. The
Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats.
A three-team deal involving the
Earlier reports had the Angels receiving pitcher
With Brian McCann gone, Gattis seemed like the natural replacement, but Gonzalez had indicated earlier in the offseason that the team had a few options behind the plate. Gattis hit .243/.291/.480 in 354 at-bats last season.
Strasburg had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow early in the offseason, and there was some thought he might need some time to get ready during camp. Williams said Strasburg's rehab was going well. Strasburg had a 3.00 ERA in 183 innings last season.
Free-agent third baseman
Youkilis was contacted by
Marshall was limited by a shoulder injury last season, tossing just 10 1/3 innings. He posted a 1.74 ERA with the Reds.
The lefty has drawn interest from a couple teams, but could be on his way back to Atlanta. O'Flaherty had a 2.50 ERA in 18 innings, but had his season cut short after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He's expected to miss at least the first month of the season.
There are conflicting reports on whether the
The team has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for the 34-year-old, and there has even been news that they offered Uribe a contract. That may not be the case, according to the Chicago Tribune. Despite previous reports, the White Sox are not looking at add Uribe. Last season, Uribe hit .278/.331/.438 in 388 at-bats.
The two teams had previously discussed a deal, but were unable to reach an agreement. Anderson had a 6.04 ERA in 44 2/3 innings.
There's a sense that shortstop
A executive from a team that is pursuing Drew said there's a belief Drew will sign with Boston. Drew hit .253/.333/.443 in 442 at-bats last season.